WWE kills Survivor Series, wrestlers weep eight at a time

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The Gravest Challenge will be resurrecting my dead inner child.

(Thanks to derekstellar for the text!) According to Prowrestling.net, Vince McMahon announced during the stockholders’ conference call today that WWE would no longer use the Survivor Series PPV name, stating it has “outlasted its usage” and is “obsolete.” This is a self-fulfilling prophecy, as when you don’t book a PPV up to the standards it could have, of course it’ll be obsolete. Start main-eventing WrestleMania, the granddaddy of them all, with Matt Hardy vs. Kofi Kingston and it’ll go down the shitter, too. In defense of the decision, though, it was much cooler to trot out eight stars at a time when there *were* eight stars at a time to be trotted out. Now, with no territories to steal from, we can’t clamor for the night when Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake finally teams up with Dusty Rhodes. My childhood just died a little more. -Eric

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